Korean artist Yaloo will be in residence for one month to work on a new VR-based artwork. Using candy-coated imagery of wealth and longevity that play up complex associations with idolatry, fandom and consumer culture, Yaloo works with projection mapping, video installation and VR. In her latest project Yaloo will turn her attention to the Korean boy band BTS.

Public events during Yaloo’s residency include:

Animation Show and Tell
with Howie Tsui, Lianne Zannier and Yaloo
April 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Curator’s Talk & Open House
InYoung Yeo and Yaloo
May 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm

At this Curator’s talk, Seoul-based curator InYoung Yeo (Art Space One) discusses digital technologies, art and urbanism. Yeo and Yi will address the conditions of production, collaboration and presentation in Korea and the influence of digital technologies on arts communities and the public realm. The event will also showcase the latest VR work-in-progress by Yaloo, developed while in residence at Western Front.

This residency and public event series is part of Particles: Seoul to Vancouver, a program of exchange between artists, curators and institutions in Seoul and Vancouver. Financial support for this program is provided by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Particles is produced by grunt gallery in partnership with Western Front Media Arts, and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and presented in collaboration with Pacific Crossings.